Topic Dwarf

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Carabi! Carabo!

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The horse gave a jump in order to rise in the air and commenced his flight, but this time he was not alone; for when waving his tail it caught up good little Arthur, winding itself round his body.

EuropeSpain

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Lord Bag of Rice

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The soldier drew his great bow and let an arrow fly at the monster’s head. He never missed his aim, and the arrow struck the ugly head of the centipede, but bounced away.

East AsiaJapan

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Rumpelstiltskin

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‘What will you give me if I spin all this straw into gold for you?’ ‘My necklace,’ said the girl.

EuropeGermany

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Snow‑White and Rose‑Red

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The bear came every evening at the same time, laid himself down by the hearth, and let the children amuse themselves with him as much as they liked.

EuropeGermany

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The Brown Man of the Moors

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His dress was entirely brown, the colour of the brackens, and his head covered with frizzled red hair. His countenance was expressive of the most savage ferocity, and his eyes glared like those of a bull.

EuropeEnglandNorthumberland

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The King of the Golden Mountain

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‘Perhaps I can help thee, if thou wilt promise to give me the first thing that rubs itself against thy leg when thou art at home again, and to bring it here in twelve years' time, thou shalt have as much money as thou wilt.’

EuropeGermany

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Why We See Ants Carrying Bundles as Big as Themselves

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Anansi took his big sticks and beat so hard that the dwarf fell down dead. The greedy fellow was now thoroughly frightened, for he knew that the dwarf was favourite jester to the King of the country. He wondered how he could fix the blame on some one else.

AfricaEast Africa

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